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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1068955

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 19, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The disturbing reports about the bodies form the downed Malaysia Flight 17 that was shot down over Ukraine introduced; photos shown.

(Donetsk: Keir Simmons) The scene of horror at the crash site that is controlled by pro-Russian rebels featured; scenes shown of bodies, plane parts and debris in the field. [Transport minister Liow Tiong LAI††- says remains need to be recovered with respect.] [At the scene, OSCE chief monitor Alexander HUG†- comments on the situation.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) The question of who fired the Russian-made missile that downed the airliner examined; scenes shown of a missile launcher. [Ukrainian security service Vitaly NAYDA†- says they came from Russia.] [Defense Department spokesman R/Adm. John KIRBY†- says there had to be Russian support.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY†- comments.] How Russia and President Vladimir Putin continue to support the rebel fighters noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Amsterdam: Katy Tur) The victims of the plane accident featured; scenes shown from a church service in Amsterdam, Netherlands; photos of some passengers shown. [Victims' relatives Taska MASTENBROEK‡, Kevin SAN‡, Australian Kristen NORRIS, American victim's GRANDFATHER - comment on loss.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Coverage of the story on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" noted.

Holt, Lester;
Simmons, Keir;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Tur, Katy

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